Litoria peronii (Tschudi, 1838)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Pelodryadinae > Genus: Litoria > Species: Litoria peronii

Dendrohyas Peronii Tschudi, 1838, Classif. Batr.: 34, 75. Holotype: MNHNP 4809, according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 23. Type locality: "Neu-Holland .... Nov. Holl." (=Australia).

Hyla peronii Tschudi, 1838, Classif. Batr.: 75. Name provided as an objective synonym of Dendrohyas Peronii referencing MS name by Bibron and jar label of holotype in MNHNP.

Hyla peroniiDuméril and Bibron, 1841, Erp. Gen., 6: 569.

Litoria peroniiTyler, 1971, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 19: 354; Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 39.

Pengilleyia peroniiWells and Wellington, 1985, Aust. J. Herpetol., Suppl. Ser., 1: 6.

English Names

Peron's Tree Frog (Moore, 1961, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 121: 268; Cogger, 1975, Rept. Amph. Australia: 102; Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 63; Barker, Grigg, and Tyler, 1995, Field Guide Aust. Frogs., Ed. 2: 94).

Emerald-spotted Tree Frog (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 63).

Emerald-spotted Treefrog (Ingram, Nattrass, and Czechura, 1993, Mem. Queensland Mus., 33: 222).

Peron's Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 60).


Southeastern Queensland, eastern New South Wales, Victoria to the River Murray and extreme southeastern South Australia along the River Murray and in the extreme lower south-east, Australia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Australia

Endemic: Australia


For discussion see Tyler, 1978, Amph. S. Aust.: 38-39; Martin, Watson, Gartside, Littlejohn, and Loftus-Hills, 1979 "1978", Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales, 103: 23. In the Litoria peronii group of Tyler and Davies, 1978, Aust. J. Zool., Suppl. Ser., 27 (63): 39. See comment under Litoria watjulumensis. See brief account by Tyler and Knight, 2009, Field Guide Frogs Aust.: 36-37. Cutajar, Portway, Gillard, and Rowley, 2022, Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus. Online, 36: 30, provided a polygon distribution map.

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